An intelligent look into the the world of Lesbian Romance
I am a writer, not an author. I write about current affairs, social issues and developing lifestyles. A trained philosopher, I have been enthralled with the Existentialists for many years. I have not made up my mind regarding New Wave culture. Only time will tell if it is for real.
From and early age I felt Lesbian romance is a much underserved segment in the literary world, and in feature cinema, etc. It generally is presented as a male fantasy and it dehumanizes the people that are the characters in the work. The world is changing and to some degree the gap that existed 30 years ago is being filled.
My vision for this Blog, is to treat the subject with an open mind. It will be explored from many angles, and many opinions. The state of LBGT community in the early 21st century is expanding. This expansion is a bit lopsided however, as 3 times as many females are self identifying with the lesbian of bisexual life style. This has fascinated me for some time and except for some minor exploration on my part I have The blog will feature as many elements of the subject, from around the world. This blog has been a dream of mine for a very long time and hope you are not disappointed in the contents.
A huge Beatles Fan, and James Bond fan. I currently have become interested in music by Charlotte Gainsbourg and Kelsea Ballerini. I have a real liking for Kay Scarpetta, by Patricia Cornwell.
A hardworking father is at his wits end trying to keep a handle on his spendthrift wife Prudence and his voluptuous wild child daughter Monica, that he hires a governess, Kira to assume control of his family.
Robert is a married man that travels extensively for his career forcing to be away from home quite often and for long amounts of time. That is fertile ground for a spendthrift wife, Prudence and a hot eighteen year old daughter Monica, with the morals of an alley cat.
He gets a lead on a solution to his problem; a friend suggests a governess he knows that is available. It didn’t take Robert long after his interview with Kira, the imposing black haired governess, that she was the answer to his prayers.
Both Monica and her mother are outraged that Robert would stoop to such tactics immediately push back on the governess once Robert has left once more for a protracted business trip. They figure the two of them will be more than a match for the governess
The women of the household quickly become brutally aware that Kira is a no nonsense person and is more than up to any challenge either one of the spoiled and entitled woman can present her with, by using some of her time tested ‘draconian techniques’. They will knuckle under or suffer the consequences
Like the crack of a whip, Kira soon has them both licked into shape and singing differently about what they will or won’t do. Kira lets them know in no uncertain terms she will be the final word in the house, or forget ever sitting down ever again.
The women in these six stories have one prime directive. To give and receive pleasure and pain. While at the same time they do their best to keep their victims under their spiked heels. In the end there is never a doubt of who will hold the whip and who will wear the handcuffs.
Bound to Lose
Jessica has found herself to be very unlucky in love. Bi-Sexual though she is, she just can’t win with either sex.
Duchess of Domination
Stacey decides to skinny dip in the deserted hotel pool early one the morning. That idea gets squashed when Ciara arrives to crash her party.
Linda is a successful business owner. She also is a mother of her eighteen year old daughter Jenn and she is a lesbian.
Used and Abused
Brenda “BJ” Winters is a Police woman, and an underground lesbian wrestler. Which is something she has managed to keep secret up until she is embroiled in a murder.
Domination: Dark and Dirty
At eighteen, young Ivy is initiated into the dark and dirty world of Domination by a friend of her mother.
Dommes in Sub’s Clothing
Leigh is a writer of Romantic Lesbian Erotica and is approached by a fan, through her blog, to write a BDSM story for them.
A married woman in an illicit affair with another younger woman and a police detective who had made it her own personal mission to get rid of each and every morally corrupt person in her city, find themselves on a collision course that’s sure to end in a gruesome murder.
Samantha and Rebecca become involved in an affair; Samantha tries very hard to keep from her husband. When the affair spins out of control Rebecca becomes liability and the older Samantha is at a loss how to handle the situation. Rebecca’s reckless actions threaten to alert Samantha’s husband of the infidelity.
The problem becomes academic when Frank, the husband bust in on the two in the act. The time stands still for both women until one of them takes the matter into her hands and moves to eliminate the problem and neutralize the angry husband. But the solution is less than perfect as both women find out the next day.
Detective Monica White, infamous in her ability to track down criminals, and morally corrupt people, and put them behind bars, appears at Samantha’s front door. She is looking for Rebecca, who has been reported missing by her parents. Samantha plays it cool and seems to convince Detective White that she and her husband have not seen Rebecca.
This film is a little older, 2013 and a little longer, nearly three hours. That said it is a unique look into a blooming romance as the two main characters come of age, and find they have a unique relationship that defies understanding.
Blue Is the Warmest Color (French: La Vie d’Adèle – Chapitres 1 & 2 ); is a 2013 romance film co-written, co-produced, and directed by Abdullatif Kechiche, and starring Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos. The film follows Adèle (Exarchopoulos), a French teenager who discovers desire and freedom as an aspiring female painter Emma (Seydoux) enters her life. The film charts their relationship from Adèle’s high school years to her early adult life and career as a school teacher. The premise of Blue Is the Warmest Color is based on the 2010 graphic novel of the same name by Jul Maroh.
The film follows the love story between young and rebellious Adèle (Adèle Exarchopoulos) and blue-haired philosophy enthusiast Emma (Léa Seydoux). It mainly follows Adèle as she explores her sexuality, finds love, loses herself, picks herself back up, and ultimately grows as a person.
Adèle is a timid 15-year-old high-school student. While crossing the street one day, she passes by a woman with short blue hair and is instantly attracted. Later she has an intimate relationship with a boy from, but Adele found it unsatisfying and ends the relationship. When she begins having vivid fantasies about the woman she saw on the street coupled with having one of her female friends kiss her, she becomes troubled about her sexuality.
Her best friend, the openly gay Valentin, seems to understand her uncertainty and takes her to a gay dance bar. After some time, Adèle leaves and walks into a lesbian bar, where she experiences aggressive advances from some of the women. The blue-haired woman is also there and intervenes, claiming Adèle is her cousin to those chasing Adèle. The woman is Emma, a graduating art student. They become friends and begin to spend more time with each other.
Adèle’s friends suspect her of being a lesbian and ostracize her at school. Despite the backlash, she becomes close to Emma. Their bond increases and before long, the two share a kiss at a picnic. They later have sex and begin a passionate relationship. Emma’s artsy family is very welcoming to the couple, but Adèle tells her conservative, working-class parents that Emma is just a tutor for philosophy class.
In the years that follow, the two women move in and live with each other. Adèle finishes school and joins the teaching staff at a local elementary school, while Emma tries to move forward with her painting career, frequently throwing house parties to socialize with her circle. At one of these, Adèle meets some of them: Lise, a pregnant woman and colleague, Joachim, “the biggest gallery owner in Lille”, and Samir, an aspiring actor who feels out of place amongst the intellectuals, with whom she strikes up a friendship. Emma belittles Adèle’s teaching career, encouraging her to find fulfilment in writing, while Adèle insists that she is happy the way she is. It gradually becomes increasingly apparent how little they have in common, and emotional complexities manifest in the relationship. Out of loneliness and confusion Adèle sleeps with Antoine, a male colleague.
When Emma becomes aware of the fling, she furiously confronts Adèle about it. Refusing Adèle’s tearful apologies, Emma breaks up with her and throws her out. Time passes and although Adèle finds satisfaction in her job as a kindergarten teacher, she still cannot overcome her heartbreak. The two eventually meet again in a restaurant. Adèle is still deeply in love with Emma and despite the powerful connection that is clearly still there between them, Emma is now in a committed partnership with Lise, who now has a young daughter. Adèle is devastated, but holds it in. Emma admits that she does not feel sexually fulfilled but has accepted it as a part of her new phase in life. She reassures Adèle that their relationship was special, and she will always have “infinite tenderness” for her. The two part on amicable terms.
Later, Adèle goes to Emma’s new art exhibition. Hanging on one wall is a nude painting that Emma once did of her during the sensual bloom of their life together. Though Emma acknowledges her, her attention is primarily on the gallery’s other guests and Lise. Adèle congratulates Emma on the success of her art and leaves quietly after a brief conversation with Samir. He chases after her but heads in the wrong direction, while Adèle walks away into the distance.
Blue Is the Warmest Color: At the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, unanimously won the Palme d’Or from the official jury and the FIPRESCI Prize. It is the first film to have the Palme d’Or awarded to both the director and the lead actresses, with Seydoux and Exarchopoulos are two of only three women to have won the award.
The film had its North American premiere at the 2013 Telluride Film Festival. The film received critical acclaim and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film and the BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language. Many critics declared it one of the best films of 2013.
A former investigator for the District Attorney’s office, Teri Baxter decides to go out on her own and be a PI. Be her own boss for a change and handle the kinds of cases she preferred rather than what was thrown her way.
The first day she opened her office a striking young woman, Nina, came knocking on her door and put a huge well-paying case in her lap. But the catch is, it’s something she would rather not handle. But, the rent was due, and bills needed paid for her fancy office, so just this once she promises herself, she will take the sleazy case.
The job requires Teri to go undercover in a high end brothel and BDSM dungeon. Exclusively for rich lesbians. Not Teri’s cup of tea, since she was not a lesbian or into rough sex, but she kept reminder herself all the money she was going to make from the case.
The case has her up close and personal with the head Madam of the establishment, Alexa Reddington. A shady, despicable women if Teri ever saw one. But in for a penny in for a dollar and soon Teri is up to behind, literally, in perverts and deviants looking for sexy young girls willing to offer their bodies for a price.
Rachel and Xavier have been married from nearly a decade. They have a successful life together. He a dentist, she a tax auditor and their three children. But unknown to Xavier, Rachel feels she is not getting what she needs out of the marriage and looks for it in the arms of another. Another woman.
Poor Xavier has no idea who his wife’s new lover is, as he did not stick around after he stumbled across the two of them in the throes of passion. Rather he grabbed the kids and got a far away from his cheating wife as he could.
After coming to his senses, he realizes it might be prudent for him to hire a PI or a private investigator, to learn who the woman is his wife is having sex with and to protect his assets and children. He finds the answer to all his problems over a few drinks with Lacey Hughes PI in a rundown bar in down town Cincinnati.
Jen, an English Professor has a yen for young girls, conversely Samantha a young coed at the same college, lusts for older woman. Their forbidden desires are put are complicated by Jen’s past life, and Samantha’s royal birth.
Thirty something Jen is the archetypal left wing liberal lesbian. An English Professor at an eastern liberal arts college. She also has a lust for younger girls. Her dalliances with her students has already gotten her in trouble several time over her career and she has worked very hard to avoid her secret perversion.
Eighteen year old Princess Samantha Tuborg, is coming to the USA to attend college, at the same university Jen teaches. If not for Jen’s past indiscretions early in her career the two would surely have connected from the start. Since Sam is also a lesbian, and a femme and a mommy chaser, who lusts after older women.
Intentionally moving in different circles, the two are able to avoid running into each other, and suffering the temptation each of them is addicted to. That is until Jen’s best friend Lisa comes up with a solution to the impasse the two destined lovers are experiencing.
We live in a society where it’s OK for them to come up to us on the bus. Or in a bar. Or a club. Or in the convenience store. Or whatever. We get bombarded with heteronormative messages, all the time. Bi women get told we don’t exist, to the point where we sometimes wonder if we do or not. But we do. We absolutely do. And sometimes we are super-keen (like, insanely keen) on another woman but we get brainwashed by those messages to the point where all our attempts at seducing said woman are reduced to terror and clumsiness and it all goes wrong. My pal Sasha describes it as “having more of a script” when trying to come on to men – and she’s absolutely right.
2. We have this thing called “straight privilege”
Except we don’t, because we are desperately stuck between a rock and a hard place and nobody wants us except porn film directors. Aha joke. But seriously, we often get so fetishized. And it’s dehumanizing. And scary. Men tell us to make up our minds just as much as women do.
3. We sometimes end up lying about who we are
We can’t always help it. It’s just simpler. Who wants to tell the cute girl at the bar that they’ve slept with a guy (or more than one guy, and liked it) and risk rejection? Gold star lesbianism is still a firm currency amongst many women. Sleeping with one guy when you were a teen and trying to fit in? That’s OK. Anything else can be a problem.
4. It’s hard to feel part of the LGBT community
It ostensibly involves that “B”, but it’s often ignored. If you’ve recently dated a man, forget it. You have “straight privilege”, according to lots of people who don’t know what they’re talking about. So any idea of being proudly yourself sexuality-wise can easily go out of the window.You’ve made your hetero bed and now you have to lie in it.
5. Labelling becomes a minefield sometimes
I used to call myself queer, but then some women though I was a lesbian and it all got so confusing that I went back to bi. Now the pansexuals are fighting the bis and I’ve kept to bi because I don’t think it refers to a binary (I believe the etymology to be about attraction to more than one gender), plus it references a whole history of activism that shouldn’t be erased… Yet, according to some, by calling myself bi I am still apparently only attracted to men and women, even though my last partner was genderqueer and I am mourning the failure of the relationship with all my heart. Figure that out.
6. We’ll cheat
Yeah, yeah right. No issues at all with polyamory or open relationships here (big loving shout-out to all my poly/open pals), but if we have agreed to be in a mono relationship, usually we are in a mono relationship. Sexuality is irrelevant. Being bi doesn’t mean needing multiple partners of more than one gender or fancying everyone on the planet. I often wish it did mean fancying everyone – life would be much easier. Sadly bi people are just like the rest of you. Fancying people who don’t fancy us back etc etc. And it’s a shame that a lot of those people are lesbians who won’t give us a chance.
Audrey, a successful restaurant critic, and bisexual female, finds the stress of her job creating vexing problems in her life, especially in the area of romance. Unable to enjoy relations with her partner she is seeking professional help to overcome her sexual dysfunction.
The doctor discovers that Audrey’s inability to enjoy sex come down to the fact she has never engaged in masturbation. Once the cause is discovered, all due the anxious doctor’s willing assistance. Audrey has a new lease on life, her dysfunction has been cured.
Her very production Doctor visit did run a bit over and she barely makes it to the supermarket before they close. Still basking in the afterglow of her life changing orgasm, Audrey tries her best not to ruin her new lease on life. She never accounted for the fact that at that exact time, the supermarket was in the process of an armed robbery and the perpetrators are not fooling around.